May 17, 2012

Jupiter Medical Center’s Karin Hudson Wins Leadership Award from Palm Healthcare Foundation
JMC’s Director of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Services Goes Above and Beyond

Jupiter, FL (May 17, 2012) – Jupiter Medical Center’s nursing team consistently demonstrates its dedication to quality patient care and an inherent nature to go above and beyond the call of duty.  These are precisely the qualities that earned JMC’s Director of Critical Care and Cardiovascular Services, Karin Hudson the “Leadership Award” by the Palm Healthcare Foundation, an independent community healthcare foundation.

“I was surprised when I learned I was selected as a finalist for the Leadership Award among so many other remarkable leaders nominated in Palm Beach County. It is a true honor to be selected as the Distinctive Leadership Recipient. My ability to be a leader is because of the extraordinary people I work with, my love of nursing, and a choice to always do what’s right for my patients and colleagues,” said Karin Hudson, CCRN, BSN, NE-BC.

Palm Healthcare Foundation’s tenth annual Nursing Distinction Awards took place May 4, 2012 at the Breakers Palm Beach. Over 400 supporters gathered to honor the stars of the local nursing community. Award recipients were recognized for their dedication to excellence in an area of expertise beyond the scope of their jobs, commitment to the profession of nursing, and a sense of community.

Jupiter Medical Center was well represented with nominees and other finalists, including:
Educator of the Year: Siobhan Gross, RN, BSN, CDE (Finalist)
Leadership Award: Karin Hudson, CCRN, BSN, NE-BC (Award Winner)
Leadership Award: Rajanee Singh, DNP, RNC, NE-BC (Nominee)
Nurse of the Year: Gitana Ng, BSN, RN-BC, RN (Nominee)
Extra Mile Award: Linda Harrison, RN, BSN, PCCN (Nominee)
Extra Mile Award: Robin Safranski, RNC (Nominee)
CNA of the Year: Deloris Warburton, CNA (Nominee)

“I’m so proud of each individual that was recognized for their commitment to excellence, and extra congratulations to Karin Hudson. Karin was recognized for her willingness to provide strong leadership through a time of transition. Karin’s commitment to Jupiter Medical Center and our team really separated her from the other finalists. Her award is truly well deserved!” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center.

About Palm Healthcare Foundation
Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is an independent community healthcare foundation dedicated to the good health of Palm Beach County. The foundation concentrates its funding on programs that improve access to healthcare and advance nursing practice and education. For more information, please visit the website at www.palmhealthcare.org or call 561-833-6333.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed community medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center is top ranked in Palm Beach County by U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized as “high performing” in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers.

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